|Name:||Obscurities of a Fictional Variety|
|Website:||Heard Of It, LJ|
|About:||Hello, this is the Greatest Journal version of the comm 'heard_of_it' from LJ. Because I don't want those of you who have jumped ship to miss out, plus maybe some new people will join us!|
So... double posting between here and LJ (and later possibly IJ) will be fine. But if for some reason you don't have an account at one of these places, that's perfectly fine as well, you don't have to be a member of both.
Due to this weird situation though, I might end up posting links to interesting posts in either journal that had not been double posted. Members can then either pop over here to respond, or comment in the comments to the entry with the link. I'm very sorry for any confusion, I just really don't want to see fandom 'die'.
So... the rules and guidelines!
I have noticed that there are very few places to talk if you like/are a fan of something obscure. Whenever I wanted desperately to talk about my favourite things, the response was always 'sorry, never heard of it'. (hence the name of the comm). Well in this comm, maybe someone HAS heard of it. And therefore you can talk about your favourite things with us. Or... after you've finished with us, we'll have heard of it!
This is a comm to talk about our loved tv shows, movies, books and live performers (meaning: comedians, standup comedy, plays, and the like), particularly 'non mainstream' ones, as that is what needs attention. So please, no LOTR, Harry Potter, Lost, The OC etc, nothing with really big mainstream fandoms already where it is easy to find other fans. Old movies/books/tv shows that used to be popular but have been forgotten by most people count as 'non mainstream'. :)
The comm is called 'heard of it' not because it's a nostalgia comm to randomly check if people have heard of a list of obscurities. Unless you want to find fellow fans for it or talk about it that is of course. In which case that's perfectly fine!
It's a place for talking about your favourite uncommon shows, books, games and movies/fandoms, and finding new ones to enjoy.
If you check out the memories we have some fanfiction and some other fanworks.
Welcome again. And feel free to make an introduction post!
Rules and guidelines:
- Please make sure that you comment sometimes on other people's posts, even if you don't know what they're talking about. And try to reply to people's comments on your own entries where appropriate, please. Conversation is encouraged, as it makes a friendly community.
-Feel free to friendslock, and always do so if your post contains adult content.
-Make sure to include detailed tags in all of your posts. Some suggestions are: the genre of the thing you are talking about. If it's a tv show, book or movie or otherwise. Who it's by, or prominent actors in it. If it's a recommendation, a review, or otherwise...
This will make it easier for other members to find things. There's a long list of tags already for you to use. I'll be going through and expanding on them.
-Please don't include too many things (books, tv shows, movies etc) in each entry. The comm is not a game of 'how many obscure things/things from childhood can you name in one go' :P
This does not mean that you then post several entries within a short amount of time.
- It's also not a race to see how many things can be mentioned in the comm and who can be first to do it. So please do not just 'list' things. When you do that it makes it very hard to discuss other than 'yes, I know of it'. Try to think about *why* you are asking about it/want to talk about it, and please give details.
- It is also not really a 'nostaligia' comm. It's a fan comm. So please avoid just 'listing' things from your childhood to see how many people remember them, unless you would like to discuss something about it or tell us about it or ask a question or find fans or have some other actual purpose for asking. (and even then, don't 'list' because then too many things are mentioned in each entry) Yes, sometimes being a fan will involve nostalgia, or asking if people remember something. But having some content to the entry is always best.
- please check to see that what you are talking about hasn't been mentioned recently in the same way. (so, if two pages ago someone asked ' do you remember', don't post your own 'do you remember' entry about the same thing. You could post something else about it though, or better yet wait a few weeks and then post something else about that topic)
-And please ljcut long entries, videos, and posts with lots of pictures to save people's flists!
-Please remember to respect other people's opinions and to warn about spoilers. Flaming will not be tolerated, and bannings are at the discretion of the owner.
- If a maintainer asks you to do something- do not be rude about it.
"Obscure" and "Non Mainstream" mean things that do not get much attention (including things that used to get a lot of attention but not anymore), or not many people have heard of it. In terms of fandom, it may also include 'things that do not get much fan attention', even if many people have heard of it.
These rules and guidelines may change at any time at the discretion of the owner.
Some things that you can do in this community: Tell us about something that you love!Try to 'convert' people to liking something that you do. Rave about it, tell us why we should watch/read/listen. Post a book/movie review, of whatever you are reading or watching... it doesn't have to be positive, but please do not bash people who do enjoy it. Talk about the general problems of being in a small fandom (please try not to bash though, thanks). Confirm memories of things you really liked in the past, or reminisce. (details and actual questions are good for this one though! As this is not really a comm that's only about 'do you remember...'). Ask for recommendations. Show us clips! Share your fanworks! (and don't forget to comment on other people's!) Share photos and stills and screenshots. Post links to communities of fellow fans. Post up fanfictions, or ask for one to be written, or find a beta. Show us fanart or icons. Ask for fanfiction writing advice, either about the mechanics of writing, or you could post up stuff about the characters/plots you're writing about (ie, fill us potentially non fans in) and ask for help. Discuss advertising/conversion strategies. Update us with gossip about tv shows/movies/books. Post challenges!
http://www.fanfiction.net/c2/32891/3/0/1/ If you'd like your story to be added to the C2 of 'Less Popular than Mainstream' stories, just comment in any entry made by longlongwaytogo, with a link to your fic.
On LJ, I had some 'alternative' journals listed, for fans of obscure music/bands, for people who want a nostalgia community, and for finding lost books/lost movies/tv shows. If anyone can help me find GJ versions of this, I'd be highly appreciative.
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|Members:||16: ajatshatru, |
|Watched by:||8: ajatshatru, bordo, brimac13, calliopes_pen, duet_chan, hangedwoman, qem_chibati, suntzu_s|
|Account type:||Free Patient|